New Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has told record signing Nicholas Pepe what he must do to be a regular member of his starting lineup.
Nicholas Pepe has not had the best of times at Arsenal since completing his transfer to the club from French Ligue 1 outfit Lille in the summer for a club-record fee of £72m.
The Ivorian international winger has shown flashes of the quality that made the Gunners splash a big money on his transfer.
Pepe has not shown his quality enough as two games stand out for him this season and this is enough for a player that many thought would have painted the Premier League with goals and assists.
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He produced two stunning freekicks in the last 10 minutes as Arsenal came from 2-1 down to beat Vitoria Guimares 3-2 in one of their Group F games in the Europa League.
Pepe also showed his quality with a fantastic solo goal as Arsenal beat West Ham United 3-1 after recovering from a first-half deficit to score three unreplied goals in just ten second-half minutes.
Shortly after his managerial debut vs Bournemouth, Mikel Arteta said he wants Pepe to work hard for a place in his starting XI before adding that consistency is a must.